Best Twitter Reactions to Jay Gruden Becoming Washington Redskins Head Coach

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Best Twitter Reactions to Jay Gruden Becoming Washington Redskins Head Coach
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The Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan one day after the regular season ended.

They've already hired his replacement in the form of Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, which was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter:  

He also reported the Bengals plan to hire running backs coach Hue Jackson to replace Jay:

Bengals cornerback Terence Newman has been in the NFL for 11 years, and he knows how special it is to become a head coach in the NFL:  

He also knows how defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is the one who really deserves to be a head coach:      

Rookie linebacker J.K. Schaffer was happy to see Jay get a head-coaching job:

But linebacker Rey Maualuga hated to see Jay go after everything he'd done in Cincinnati: 

There was a belief around the NFL that Jay might have actually been holding the offense back with his play-calling and tendency to pass the ball more than running it. Mike Freeman heard mixed results from Bengals players when asked about Jay leaving:

Bleachers Report's own, Andrea Hangst and Matt Miller, also think Jay was hurting the Bengals and his departure is ultimately a blessing: 

Whether Jay can become a successful head coach in the NFL remains to be seen, but it doesn't look as though the Bengals should feel too bad about losing him as their offensive coordinator.

Jason Marcum is a student in the B/R advanced sports media program. You can find more of his work at Stripe Hype and follow him on Twitter @UK_Fans

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